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Sex, drugs and anxiety – Read an excerpt from Tshidiso Moletsane’s explosive new novel Junx

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Junx, the debut novel from Tshidiso Moletsane.

Win a prize hamper containing 8 of Damon Galgut’s books!

One lucky reader will WIN a hamper of 8 books by Damon Galgut, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé, in conversation with Masande Ntshanga (3 Jun)

Penguin Random House and The Reading List invite you to the virtual book launch of Mad Honey by SJ Naudé!

Spend a weekend with Tannie Maria, your favourite fictional agony aunt! (21–23 May)

A weekend with your favourite agony aunt in beautiful Franschhoek!

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

Two islands. Two women. Read an extract from Claire Robertson’s new novel Isle!

‘She puts herself under a spell of serenity, to be tranquil and swift. Nothing she does can break it. She cuts her finger and curses out loud and she is still between its buffers. The ceaseless hum.’

‘This is the most important book of the last ten years’ – Damon Galgut’s The Promise eagerly awaited!

Damon Galgut’s forthcoming novel The Promise is already receiving enthusiastic praise from some big international names!

Elisabeth Moss to star in TV adaptation of Lauren Beukes’s novel The Shining Girls

The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes’s metaphysical thriller set in 1930s Chicago, is to be made into a TV series starring Elisabeth Moss.

Win a copy of Afterland, the new novel by Lauren Beukes, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Penguin Random House is running a giveaway!

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Afterland by Lauren Beukes.

[Video] Watch Ivan Vladislavić reading an excerpt from his novel The Distance

In the spring of 1970, a Pretoria schoolboy falls in love with Muhammad Ali.

9 South African fiction e-books to travel away with during lockdown

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Hitch a ride with Penguin Random House SA!

A roadtrip through an imagined post-pandemic America – watch a video of Lauren Beukes talking about the research for her new novel Afterland

Lauren Beukes’s new novel Afterland – a high-concept feminist dystopian thriller – is out now from Umuzi!

Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes returns with Afterland – a striking feminist dystopian thriller (PLUS Virtual Book Launch details)

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes’s fans have been waiting for!

How the book community can stay connected without leaving the house – some advice and ideas from Penguin Random House!

During these deeply challenging times, books can be a source of comfort and escape. Crucially, they are also a way for us to remain connected even while we’re physically apart.

South African publishers cancel all forthcoming book launch events

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, South African publishers have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming book launch events until further …

Kom vier die bekendstelling van Anel Heydenrych se sielkundige riller Die afloerder in Colesberg (29 Feb)

Jy en jou metgesel word hartlik uitgenooi na die bekendstelling van Die afloerder deur Anel Heydenrych. Dié sielkundige riller, Anel se tweede, speel in en om Colesberg af.

Cover reveal! Mark Winkler’s forthcoming novel, Due South of Copenhagen

Due South of Copenhagen, the new novel from Mark Winkler, will be out from Umuzi in April! Due South of Copenhagen is …